Actinodium cunninghamii – Swamp Daisy

The extraordinary flowers of this plant are its most striking feature. Whilst the common name portrays it as a daisy, this plant in fact belongs to the gum tree family, Myrtaceae. It is a low growing shrub that has proven to be difficult to cultivate. It is best grown in a pot in the garden as its wispy habit can get crowded out in a rampant garden bed. It is sometimes grafted onto a tougher rootstock to try and improve its growing performance. Prune it straight after flowering and use a freely draining soil mix.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 0.5
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Open foliage
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower
Scientific Name: Actinodium cunninghamii
Common Name : Swamp Daisy
Height : 1
Flower Color : White, Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Cold climate
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Perennial, Short lived
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies